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Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
the break, we will go back to washington to hear about how america is marking the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's famous i >> the united states is marking the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in modern american history. in 1963, martin luther king made his call in washington for racial equality great >> and barack obama, america's first black president, to lead ceremonies to mark the anniversary. king's speech was to become the rallying cry of an entire generation. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed that we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. >> that speech was the culmination of the march on washington ivirights reforms anniversaryrreny underway in th. capital. thousands of marchers have been gathering outside the lincoln memorial, the site of the address. a short time ago, president barack obama and his wife arrived. former president jimmy carter and bill clinton are also on hand. the two other surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unabl
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Aug 8, 2013 6:30pm PDT
a lawsuit against the bank of america earlier in the week for misleading investors about the real risk involved in putting money into mortgage-backed securities. investors lost hundreds of millions of dollars in those investments, but the bank claims it is not responsible for the subsequent property collapse which led to those massive losses. mexico's obesity rate is now higher than in the united states, and it is still on the rise. a united nations report has put mexico's obesity rate at the 32% of adults, making it the fattest country in the western hemisphere. >> diet and particularly the high consumption of sugary soft drinks are getting much of the blame, but the country's sotalol b is fighting back, saying that a lack of exercise and the country's love of fried foods are the real culprits. >> it may seem a little ironic, but members of the sotalol be have even launched a new health awareness campaign. -- members of the soda lobby. >> mexicans consume more soft drinks than anyone else in the world. big demand means good is this for international beverage companies, but the sugary
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Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm PDT
to and -- quick to adapt. this growth in sales to china despite weaknesses there. and exports in north america are strong. >> all that good news means german business people are feeling more confident about the future. they are investing in machinery. another indicator of the strength of the economy -- the construction industry is also growing. >> microsoft boss steve ballmer has announced he will be stepping down as company ceo as soon as a replacement can be found. he took over the reins of the world's largest software company 13 years ago from it's founder bill gates. >> at the time, microsoft was the undisputed digital king of the digital world, but they've lost ground to google and apple, who were quick to embrace the mobile computing revolution. our markets correspondent has more on the pending retirement of steve homer. >> the people here on the frankfurt floor are glad that steve ballmer's time at microsoft has ended. they are glad to see him go, and in reaction to the news was almost euphoric. microsoft shares took off immediately. at the start of wall street trading, for example, it
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